The people of Ukraine have impressed the world with their willingness to stand their ground against Russian invaders. Even though New Jersey boasts the fourth largest Ukrainian population in the United States it all seems so foreign to most of us.

But then you see this.

This is the port city of Odessa. These are people of Ukraine refusing to roll over. They are preparing for battle. Listen to what's blaring in the background.

"This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for faith-departed
And I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud
It's my life
It's now or never
But I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive"

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That's right, Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" from stereos with Ukranians singing along as they prepared to defend Odessa, and one guy even banging along on drums. It got the attention of Jon Bon Jovi who took to Twitter with it and quoted his own song in writing "This is for the ones who stood their ground...Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini"

"Yeah, this is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky, got to make your own breaks"

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